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Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Vehicles

The automotive industry is ever evolving with new features and technologies. Some of the most important of these innovations have been the advent of green vehicles that are not only impressively efficient but have a much lighter impact on the environment. For drivers in the Capital Region who are seeking to save money at the pump and do their part to preserve the environment, some of the most advanced and exquisite eco-friendly vehicles available in the marketplace come to us from the Honda brand.


2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

Would if you could take the 2018 North American Car of the Year and make it more efficient? Enter the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid. Honda is calling this model the “no-compromise hybrid” because it simply refuses to make sacrifices—from power and efficiency to standard features and safety technologies—the 2018 Accord Hybrid does not make any concessions.

It’s all about teamwork under the hood as the Honda Accord Hybrid manages a lithium-ion battery, in-line 4-cylinder engine, and AC synchronous permanent magnet electric motor to produce 212 total system horsepower at 6200 rpm. Needless to say, quick acceleration will never be an issue.

Intelligent engineering is a hallmark of every Honda vehicle and the 2018 Accord Hybrid is proof positive, equipped with technology that promotes both power and efficiency. A 3-mode driving system works in conjunction with the Eco Assist System making real-time adjustments to the performance of the engine, continuously variable transmission (E-CVT), cruise control, and climate control system in order to improve fuel economy. When it’s all said and done, the 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid achieves a remarkable, EPA-estimated 47 mpg across the board: city, highway, and combined.*

At the end of the day, this Honda hybrid still bares the legendary Accord name, which means high-quality craftsmanship, reliable performance, and outstanding value retention. As it was previously mentioned, the 2018 Accord Hybrid refuses to compromise, so even the base model includes features like 60/40 split fold-down rear seats, deceleration selectors, auto high-beam headlights, best-in-class trunk space*, and the Honda Sensing® suite of driver assist technologies.
 
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2018 Honda Accord Hybrid

2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

Honda’s newest addition to its hybrid lineup is the Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid, now available in all 50 states. It joins the Clarity Fuel Cell and Clarity Electric (both have limited availability) to complete Honda’s first vehicle series to offer multiple alternative fuel options. The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers drivers a premium-equipped sedan that doesn’t compromise performance or comfort for driving range–it contains it all.

With a 47-mile EPA rated all-electric range, it has the highest range of any plug-in hybrid sedan on the market. The all-electric range is perfect for daily commutes, while the hybrid powertrain is optimal for long-distance travel– capable of an EPA rated 340-mile range with combined gas-electric.

The Clarity Plug-In Hybrid offers premium standard features for drivers to utilize. Safety features take the form of driver-assistive technologies, which includes the Honda Sensing® safety suite, LED exterior lighting, and more. Entertainment and convenience is offered through an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen interface with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, Smart Entry with push-button start, and a wealth of other features. Opting for the Touring trim adds even more premium features.
 
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2018 Honda Clarity Plug-In Hybrid

2017 Honda Clarity Electric

The Honda Clarity Electric sedan may only be currently available for lease to drivers in California and Oregon, it offers a view of what Honda is not only capable of, but also of their overall vision of vehicles to come.

This all-electric model can be fully charged in just over three hours, at 240 volts, and it can reach an 80 percent charge, with a DC fast charging system, in a mere 30 minutes. The Clarity Electric has an EPA range of 89 miles on a full charge, which is more than enough for many drivers to complete their daily commute, and then some. This equates to an EPA fuel economy rating of 126 city, 103 highway, and 114 combined MPGe.

To not be mistaken for other Clarity models, the electric model is equipped with unique front-end style, headlights, taillights, and an exclusive 18-inch wheel design. However, it offers the same key points of the models when it comes to comfort, safety, interior space and entertainment features. For example, the Honda Sensing® safety suite, Display Audio with Android Auto™ and Apple CarPlay™ compatibility, dual-zone automatic climate control, heated leather seats, and more all come standard.
 
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2017 Honda Clarity Electric

2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell

With their all-new Clarity Fuel Cell, Honda is inaugurating the next generation of sustainable automobiles. Now available in select markets, the hydrogen-powered Clarity allows drivers to experience the freedom of the road like never before. The 2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell can be charged to 100% in just three to five minutes, and once you’re done charging, you’ll be able to drive up to an EPA-estimated 366 miles without producing any dangerous emissions. Many once thought that cars with non-traditional fuel sources would limit drivers’ capabilities on the road, but the Clarity Fuel Cell is ending that rumor for good.

The all-new Clarity Fuel Cell is equipped with ultra-light, aerodynamic frames, and advanced technology features. Included in this latter set is a heads-up display that projects important information straight to your windshield, as well as an ionized-air purifier known as the Plasmacluster.
 
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2017 Honda Clarity Fuel Cell
  • 2019 Honda Insight Background

    The 2019 Honda Insight is the answer for drivers that desire the efficiency of a hybrid car, but don’t want the distinct, stand out styling that comes with most hybrid cars currently on the market. This all-new Insight aims to offer fuel efficiency that will be competitive against even the best in its segment.

2019 Honda Insight

Its sleek sedan design is aimed for universal appeal, situating itself as a premium compact passenger car above the Civic in Honda’s lineup. In addition to offering an anticipated EPA fuel economy combined rating in excess of 50 mpg, the Insight will deliver class-leading passenger space and power.

Standard and available premium features come in the form of leather seating, an 8-inch Display Audio touchscreen with Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ integration, Honda LaneWatch™, the Honda Sensing™ suite of advanced safety and driver-assistive technologies, and much more.

The 1999 Honda Insight became America’s first hybrid vehicle–10 years later, the 2019 Honda Insight is looking to make history again by redefining what drivers can expect from affordable hybrid cars.
 
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2019 Honda Insight

Honda has a reputation for developing some of the most efficient vehicles of the past 40 years, so of course they were one of the first automakers to develop a hybrid hatchback and bring it to the drivers of Cheshire in 1999.

  • The Insight was the first hybrid to be sold on U.S. soil, debuting a full seven months before the Toyota Prius. While Honda’s hybrid hatchback gained its fair share of fans, it was only a matter of time before hybrid powertrains found their way onto Honda’s already efficient lineup of vehicles.
  • The Insight was joined by a Civic Hybrid in 2002 for the 2003 model year, with the Accord Hybrid first hitting the streets in 2004 and running from 2005-2007.
  • Honda returned to the drawing board shortly after 2007 and began rethinking their hybrids for the changing auto market, and in 2009 the second-generation Insight hit the streets to critical acclaim. While the Civic and Accord Hybrid models would again return, they would be joined by a truly unique vehicle: the Honda CR-Z hybrid sports car.
  • With these four vehicles and the addition of the Accord Plug-in Hybrid for the 2014 model year, Honda established themselves as an automaker with one of the most diverse selections of hybrid vehicles available, giving you plenty of options when it comes to being a fuel-conscious driver.

Most drivers have accepted the reality that fuel prices are likely never going to drop back down to what they were even a few years ago, and that means many people are shopping around for hybrids. The Honda hybrid car lineup is one of the most interesting and diverse, giving drivers like you access to fuel-efficient powertrains in a wide variety of vehicles—even a sports car.

[1] Based on 2018 model-year EPA ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your MPG/MPGe and range will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, lithium-ion battery pack age/condition and other factors. [2] Based on 2017 EPA range rating. Use for comparison purposes only. Your range will vary based on how you drive and maintain your vehicle, driving conditions, powertrain condition, and other factors. [3] 49 city / 47 highway / 48 combined mpg rating. Based on 2017 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-package/condition, and other factors. [4] Based on 2016 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors. [5] Based on 2015 EPA mileage ratings. Use for comparison purposes only. Your mileage will vary depending on driving conditions, how you drive and maintain your vehicle, battery-pack age/condition, and other factors. [6] Based on manufacturers’ data comparing non-luxury midsize sedan class at time of launch.
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